An author, a critic, a journalist and a director, Marios Ploritis was born in 1919 in Piraeus. Holding a degree in Law and Political Science (University of Athens), he went on to follow theater studies in Great Britain, France and the United States.
Within the years 1945 – 1965 Marios Ploritis worked as a theater and cinema critic in the newspaper “Eleftherotypia”, while he was one of the co-founders of Karolos Koun “Art Theater” (“Theatro Technis”), a turning point and eventually a legend in the course of Greek theater.
During the seven – year dictatorship in Greece (1967-1974), Marios Ploritis – as well as many other eminent authors and artists – moved to Paris. He returned to Greece in 1974.
Well educated and multilingual (he spoke English, French, German and Italian), Marios Ploritis translated plays of Brecht, Shaw, Strindberg, Ibsen, Pinter, Anouilh, while he directed more than 30 plays.
For over than 30 years, (1965-2006) Marios Ploritis had a weekly column in “VIMA”, one of the most popular quality press newspapers in Greece. With his unique insight and eloquence, he wrote articles on current political and social events that made a sensation and are still functioning as a point of reference.
In 2000, the Faculty of Theater Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens proclaimed Marios Ploritis an honorary doctor in recognition of his exceptional work and contribution to the Greek theater education.
Marios Ploritis got married three times: in 1950 with the great Greek actress Elli Lambeti, in 1964 with Maria Anemodouri and in 1996 with the Greek actress Katia Dandoulaki who had been his companion for 32 years, from 1974 to 2006.
Marios Ploritis died in 2006.